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. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was rupert murdoch's prodigy. sunday she went to scotland ya to answer about the phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of news of the world. all along, she's maintained that she's known nothing about the illegal activities about her reporters. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with a salacious, page one stories that the news of the world was running without an editor saying, how did you get that story? who was your source. >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell, the head of the scotland yard resigning. sir paul stephenson said that he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate of murdoch's journalists. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter: tuesday, rupert murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear in front of the british house of commons. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue to lead his company or even keep it together. todd ant, abc news. >>> now for this morning's weather from around the nation. on top of that scorching heat, look for gusty
news of the world tabloid. second top police officer scotland yard resigned today over his involvement in the scandal. despite weekend arrest former news of the world editor rebecca brooks will testify before british lawmakers tomorrow. former boss rupert murdoch and son james also appear before the parliament committee. >> back here borders could start shutting down the remaining stores as soon as friday putting more than 10,000 people out of work. earlier this year the book seller shut down 200 stores including this one in alameda. border filed for bankruptcy protection in february but creditor objected to a two 15 million dollar bid to buy the book seller. chain they said would be worth more if it was liquidated. borders is seeking court approval to close 400 stores including 6 in the bay area. the company was hurt by tough competition from on line book sellers as well as discount retailers. >>> state has given amazon okay for voter referendum to kill california 3 week old huh requiring the company to collect sales taxes from customers. amazon insists that the law will hurt t
the number two at scotland yard. i always put the victim first, but here i didn't follow my principle. >> this morning, he arrived in london to try to contain the crisis but it may be too late. it may have derailed of a plan of the satellite network. >> as people learn about the full extent of what happened, what started as a public relations nightmare could become a financial problem. >> this is the end of the world, front page saying thank you and goodbye. the inside, not a singles ad no one not to be associated that overnight became tainted and toxic. this is the end of up in, it's not the end of a scandal end of the newspaper, it's just the beginning. >> we had our heat wave and now comes the cooling trend. >> it continues and a little more dramatic. but today right now, the gray is beginning to break up over emeryville. seeing a little bit of sunshine here. temperatures are in the 60s where the sun has been shining all morning long. i'll tell you about that. and a look at a cooler week ahead. that is coming up. >> also ahead, tim lincecum shuts down the opponents at at&t park. hi
not consider this discuss pishus. one day after the head of scotland yard resigned hi top deputy followed him out of the door. news korp owner and his son are scheduled to testify before the parliament tomorrow. >> and it's happened again. a large dust storm sweeping through phoenix now for the second time in just the last few weeks. the cloud blanketed the region push bid up to 50 miles per hour winds. it's fascinating to take a look at. strange, too. some experts are warning of potential health risks. doctors say it can trigger valley fever. and you can see and understand why. >> and no relief in sight for millions of dollars baking in heat across the country. heat advisories are now posted in 17 states from texas to ohio and minnesota. several fans of the baseball game had to be treated for heat exhaustion. in all, temperatures topped 100 degrees in five states today with humidity making it feel hotter. >> it's muggy. and this 72-year-old is going into that water, honey. >> the combination is dangerous. and heat is the number one weather-related killer in the u.s.. officials are urging peo
empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend. and has scotland yard resigning over the failures in the investigation. jeffrey kofman joins us this morning from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. rupert murdoch's number two arrested. it's fair to say, the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? rupert murdoch has often said he looked on rebekah brooks as his daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed "news of the world," became so toxic, on sunday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arresteteby appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. maybe they're going to arrest somebody else today. >> reporter: as the news tightens, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. he is ac
from another royal bride. >> queen elizabeth's oldest grand daughter was married in scotland. but this wed wags tad more low-key. we have the story from london. >> the sun was shining, the crowd was loud and william ask indicate were greeted like rock stars as they arrived for today's royal wedding. it was hard for them not to steal the spotlight. because this royal couple don't live like royalty. the bride is the queen's grand daughter. but except for the guess list there was little pomp and ceremony as she wed her long time boyfriend. >> but her grandmother happens to be the queen of state but other than that there is really no other connection. >> and they are both world-class athletes. he was a key member ever the rugby team that took the world cup for britain in 2003. she is expected to compete as a rider in the 2012 olympics. a career she probably could not have had if she'd taken a royal title with all the duties that go along with it. so while her cousin gets married in westminster, she's in a quaint stottish church. while $2 billion worldwide tuned into the other roy
rupert murdoch has gone already for two hours. paul stephenson the chief of scotland yard resigned. he testified that 10 of 45 officers metropolitan police force are former employees of news international. he thought he needed to step down. >> i have spoken to many police officers since my resignation. and they are willing to do something even though they didn't do anything wrong but willing to walk away when it might interfere with their discharge of duties. >> again, he is expected to testify shortly. his son and rebecca brooks will also appear for questioning today. >> space shuttle atlantis has left the international space station for the last time. they undocked from the space station late last night, the crew of four are due back on earth sunday morning, they left behind a year's worth of supplies and left the crew with a commemorative shuttle model and u.s. flag that flew on the space shuttle mission in 1981. >>> we were talking last week about it heated up a bit, now, mike? >> he is making us wait, a little step at a time there. >> definitely, baby steps as we talked about and
at scotland yard. i always put the victim fifirst but here i didn't follow my principle, and that is my greatest regret. this morning, murdock arrived here in london from the u.s. to try to contain the crisis. but it may be too late. it may have already derailed a plan to take over the $20 billion b sky b satellite network. >> i think people learn about the fufu extent of what happened, what started as a public relations nightmare could become a financial problem. >> reporter: not just a financial problem, also a legal problem. murdoch's own son is one of many people who could face criminal charges. a footnote, here on the independent sunday, a little jab at "the news of the world," no phone hacking, no law breaking just good, honest journalism. bianna. >>> no doubt a huge shock for the publication world. jeffrey, thank you. some of those newspapers will cover why we're here in los angeles. of coursrstalking about the royal couple in america. last night in this theater, it was all about hollywood glamour and star power. who better than abc's bob woodruff to tell us about the night? it w
. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal activity took place. she has insisted she knew nothing about it. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> repor
, beatrice, was married in scotland. but unlike william ask kate's wedding, this was a tad more low-key. we have the story from london. >> the sun was shining, the crowd was loud and william and kate were greeted like rock stars as they arrived for today's royal wedding. it was hard for them not to steal the spotlight. because this royal couple don't live like royalty. the bride is the queen's grand daughter. but except for the guess list, there was little pomp and ceremony as she wed her long-time boyfriend. >> her grandmother happens to be the queen and head of state, but other than that there is really no other connection. >> and they are both world-class athletes. he was a key member of the rugby team that took the world cup for britain in 2003. she is expected to compete as a rider in the 2012 olympics. a career she probably could not have had if she'd taken a royal title with all the duties that go along with it. so while her cousin gets married in westminster, she's in a quaint scottish church. while 2 billion worldwide tuned into the other royal wedding. today's ceremony was for 400
the chief of scotland yard who ho resigned over the scandal. his second in command an assistant police chief resigned yesterday. he said he did nothing wrong but thought he needed to resign. >> even though they don't feel they did anything wrong but willing to walk away when it might interfere with their discharge of duties. >> murdoch, son james and rebecca brooks, former chief of executive of the newspaper operations will be telephoning this morning about an hour from now. they announced an inquiry into police media relations and possible corruption. >> the spais shuttle left the international space station for the last time. the crew of four are due back on earth thursday morning, left behind a year's worth of supplies and left the space station crew with a shuttle model and u.s. flags that flew on the first shuttle mission. it will mark the end of nasa's 30-year shuttle program. >> heat wave gripping the midwest is likely to spread to the east coast. 17 states have watches and voices posted. and it's not a dry heat. >> much of the heat is centered over areas still drying out after massiv
granddaughter, zara phillips. she's getting married in scotland today, and the entire royal family including william and kate, are on the guest list. abc's lama hasan has details from london this morning. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. yes, round two, indeed. the royal family is getting together once again for another royal wedding, but this time it's more of a private affair. think less pomp and circumstance than that other wedding we saw three months ago. the celebrations began with a cocktail party on the royal yacht "britannia." yep, you guessed it. these newlyweds stole the show. harry was there, and, gals, it doesn't look like he had a date. but they are not your typical royal couple. she is zara phillips, a/k/a the royal wild child with a pierced tongue. a sporty 30-year-old world class equestrian. he is mike tindall, a burly man who plays the quintessential and tough british sport rugby, and, yes, just like the duchess of cambridge, he too is a commoner. but for this wedding, the eyes of the world will not be on the bride and groom. >> zara's granny happens to
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